Looking for a Retriever? How about a healthy Chesapeake Bay? Well look no further than SOAR, because here I am, a recently neutered 3-4 year old boy who just two weeks back was discovered living hand-to-mouth out in Burgaw. But hey, Southport, Burgaw — no biggie — like the song goes, “home is wherever with you.” Come on out and take me for a stroll. Or better yet, give me a good long squirt with the hose and watch me dance in delight. Really.
Well, finally! I thought they’d never get around to this! So now here I am, Baby Bear, taking my turn in front of the SOAR camera. At about 18 months old now, I’m a much happier girl than I was when I got here just about a year ago, thanks to a steady dose of socialization from some dedicated volunteers, and just about all the playtime I want with a really good bunch of kennel mates like Allie, Lyla, and the Fonz. I’m probably not quite where I need to be confidence wise yet, but I think I’d like to take the next step and see how I do as a foster girl. Do you have a yard I can play ball in? Do you have a pal for me that I can run and tumble with? Do you want to help me reach my goal of being the best companion a human could have? If your answers are “YES”, please call Cathy, the SOAR Director, at 457-6340. Thanks.
Hello, everyone. My name is Baylee. I am an 18 month old beagle mix girl. I like to play, and that should help me maintain my trim 25 pound figure. Right now I am concentrating on getting to know the other dogs and the volunteers. It all seems to be going quite well I think–at least my new play pals Baby Bear, Fonzie and Lyla should agree. Hope to see you out here or at one of our local area adoption events sometime soon.
Kita? As in A-kita? Maybe even a dash of Corgi or a spot of Aussie? Whichever, a 3-year old boy am I with striking good looks and a sunny disposition to match, right Max? Max…Hey Max…Oh Max. Oh yeah, that’s right…Max got adopted. Well I sure hope some of that good fortune rubs off on me. Come on out and give me some belly rubs, or take me out for a spin–just hold on tight when we go past the cats!
Hey there. I am Lyla, a female boxer mix, about 3 years old. I am very athletic and don’t mind going to a home with humans who like to be active. A home with another friendly dog like me to run and play with would be right up my alley too, but when it’s time to take it down a notch, just say so. I will be all yours for a leisurely stroll. I am very smart too – I can sit, shake and give kisses. All these qualities and sweet to boot, yet over two years here and nobody seems to want me. I just don’t get it.
What’s Up?? I am Baby and I came to SOAR from Pender County Animal Services when they needed to displace all of us while they were having to renovate their shelter. I am a female Lab mix, spayed and up to date on my shots. About 6 years old, I have now spent over three of those years here at SOAR. Why? I can’t imagine it’s because I’m a silly girl, and because I love to run around with my squeaky toys and with the other dogs here, though I’m generally quite docile. Stop by for a visit. Take me for a walk. See if you can figure it out.
GUS & LIBBY
Hello everyone. I am Gus to the right with my sister Libby, enjoying an outing at the beach. A pair of abandoned Walker Hounds, we were rescued by SOAR over four years ago. Now we are 6 years old. We’ve made lots of good friends at SOAR over the years, but it would sure be nice to catch a break and connect with somebody who’ll love us 24-7 for the rest of our healthy lives. We are both sweet, laid back, get along good with other dogs, and are good with cats. We would love to find a home together, though we are not insisting on that. Could your home be the one?
DIXIE (formerly SPARKIE)
Hello. I am Dixie, a 7-8 year old female Lab/Pit mix, spayed and up to date on my shots. If I look familiar, it may be because you saw me on the back cover of PawPrints Magazine a couple of years back. I was Pet of the Month you see for 12 consecutive issues. A sweetie when I came to SOAR with my 3 babies in 2008, I am just as sweet today – as long as we are not talking cats, that is. One of my favorite things to do is to run after the ball, so a home sweet home with some space where I can really stretch out would be just the ticket for me. Won’t you give me the break I’ve been very patiently awaiting? I won’t disappoint.
They call me “The Fonz.” I arrived here in August 2013 from Animal Protective Services, a cute 5-year old male Beagle mix who should be hard for anybody to overlook. Well, time marches on, and my address is the same. I love playing ball — I’m quite a sight when I get my little legs going in full sprint. C’mon somebody, make my day. Come take me home!
Hi! I am Allie, a 4-year old Wirehaired Terrier mix. My past life caused me some anxiety for sure, but SOAR came to my rescue and my days seem a lot sunnier now, as I am pretty much a happy-go-lucky girl, chasing balls, going on walks, and getting brushed. Yes, I am enjoying the company of the volunteers, but my earlier experiences have left me a little jumpy sometimes – most often around men that I am not familiar with. Some of the dogs here I like, others not so much. Cats are definitely not my cup of tea. Please come out for a visit or two so we can really get acquainted. Then maybe we can go home???
Chomper here, overseeing operations from the SOAR office. The pay’s not so great, but the conditions are good. Still, I wouldn’t mind being back in a regular home. My nice ex-human rescued me from the Pender County shelter, but barely one month later, learned that she could not keep caring for me due to a serious health problem. So here I am, a 7-year old Maltese-Poodle mix boy looking for someone to give me a fresh start. Could that be you?
Hey there Baby Bear, and hello all. Merlin here, reporting in from my new post at SOAR. Seems like it’s a very nice place, but hey, I’m not the fussy type anyway. My human had to move, but I couldn’t go too, so here I am. I am a 7-year old Chow Chow, relaxed and very friendly. Why I’m already good friends with Kita. Stop by and hang out with me for awhile. I’ll make sure they have an adoption form ready — just in case.
KING (formerly SCRATCH)
(Yes JASPA – not Jasper)
*** ADOPTED ***
ZOEY (formerly ZION)
TARBY & HUSKER
***** ADOPTED *****